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Undersea Eruption Near Tonga

All Eyes on Tonga’s Kingdom of Volcanoes
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All Eyes on Tonga’s Kingdom of Volcanoes

An undersea eruption at Lateiki Island in late October 2019 has brought new life to an older island in the Tonga chain.

Published Nov 26, 2019

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Making a Connection in the Kingdom of Tonga
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Making a Connection in the Kingdom of Tonga

Against the odds, the landmass that exploded and oozed into existence in early 2015 is now nearly five years old.

Published Nov 19, 2019

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New Island Made of Tuff Stuff
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New Island Made of Tuff Stuff

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai is likely to persist for years, maybe decades.

Published Dec 11, 2017

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Underwater Eruption Near Tongatapu
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Underwater Eruption Near Tongatapu

Satellites detected an eruption from a seamount near Tonga’s largest island.

Published Feb 2, 2017

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Connecting Islands in the Pacific
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Connecting Islands in the Pacific

The eruption of an undersea volcano gave rise to new real estate between two islands in the kingdom of Tonga.

Published May 3, 2015

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Undersea Eruption Near Tonga
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Undersea Eruption Near Tonga

Hunga Ha'apai began stirring up the Pacific Ocean in late December 2014.

Published Jan 3, 2015

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Submarine Eruption in the Tonga Islands
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Submarine Eruption in the Tonga Islands

New land emerged in the South Pacific nation of Tonga after the dramatic eruption of an undersea volcano.

Published Mar 28, 2009

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